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California English at Biovista

April 30, 2023

With California English, Biovista life science campus sought to create a space that was more than a place to grab a bite after work: a restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating that connected with their brand identity while also providing employees of tenant labs a place to eat, decompress, and socialize. While California English is a campus amenity, it ultimately carries its own branding with only subtle ties to the larger Biovista brand. To achieve this rarified space, the designers required upholstery fabrics that were not only beautiful but durable. The luxurious feel of Velveteen woven upholstery is well suited to this higher-end casual restaurant, with a matte velvet-like texture for a lavish look and fade-resistant, liquid-repelling properties for indoor/outdoor functionality. Normandy combines the warmth and soft hand-feel of a chenille weave with the durability of a type II upholstery. Stable, a bleach-cleanable coated upholstery, provides long-lasting comfort in a colorful leather look.

San Diego, California | Design: PGAL | Photos: Hayley Hill